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A Nippon Cargo 747-8F at LAX (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Nippon Cargo Airlines Suspends Flights Due to Maintenance Discrepancies

Nippon Cargo Airlines, also known as NCA, has announced that it will be suspending all departures from Tokyo as of June 16 and will be suspending all operations from June 17. The decision comes after inconsistencies were found regarding the application of lubricating oil to one of their Boeing 747-8Fs in early April. In an effort to fully investigate the issue, the carrier has suspended operations and believes that a similar error may have occurred in maintenance records of other aircraft. NCA…

Will a New Low-Cost-Carrier Be Taking Flight in the U.S.?

After significant consolidation and concentration of the U.S. aviation industry, there is now the possibility of a new airline entering the buoyant market. Airline Weekly is reporting that TAP Air Portugal co-owner and JetBlue Founder David Neeleman is raising capital to launch a new low-cost carrier (LCC) in 2020 with…

Emirates Testing A380 at Boston’s Logan International Airport

This Saturday will see Emirates test its largest aircraft, the Airbus A380-800, at Boston’s Logan International Airport, according to One Mile at a Time. Currently, the Gulf carrier serves Boston with its largest Boeing long-haul aircraft, the Boeing 777-300ER, with daily service to its hub in Dubai. Although still speculation,…

WestJet’s Swoop Unveils U.S. Plans in DOT Application

Swoop, Canada’s newest airline, has unveiled its intentions to start flights to the United States. In an application to the US Department of Transportation, the airline has stated intentions to begin transborder flights in October. The carrier plans to serve Las Vegas, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, and Phoenix. The application…

Increase in Safety Prompts the EU to Lift Ban on…

Late last Thursday, the European Union (EU) announced the lifting of its ban on airlines in Indonesia, clearing the way for several airlines to announce more service as they see fit. In 2007, the EU imposed a ban on all Indonesian airlines, effectively prohibiting them from flying in their airspace. The…

Mile-High Madness at Denver International Airport

If you go onto Google Maps and type in Denver, Colorado, you’ll see one of the oddest city outlines out there. For the most part, it looks like a regular city, but, in the northeast corner of the map, the city transitions into an odd, thin arm following one road:…

The Slow and Painful Decay of LATAM Argentina

There are winners and losers in the fast-growing, quick-changing Latin American aviation market. After a few years of uncertainty, LATAM Holdings is ready to take the next step and start the European route expansion it has been chasing for a long while. But the expansion and consolidation efforts are sending…

TAP Air Portugal Promotes Stopover Program in Brooklyn with Co-Owner…

As the World Cup match between Portugal and Spain waged on, TAP Air Portugal was hosting a group of aviation geeks in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg neighborhood. On the corner of Bogart and Grattan Streets was a two-sided mural depicting and promoting the airline’s Portugal stopover program, where European-bound vacationers travelers…

Icelandair Officially Unveils Newest Special Livery

The term “flag carrier” received new meaning as Icelandair unveiled its latest special livery, called “flag,” to celebrate an important anniversary for its home country of Iceland this year. The tri-color red, white and blue fuselage of its newest Boeing 757-300, registration TF-ISX, represents the colors of Iceland’s flag and…

Delta Announces Service to Osaka from Seattle in Partnership with…

Delta announced that the airline would be adding nonstop service to Osaka-Kansai (KIX), Japan, from Seattle (SEA), beginning in 2019. Delta currently offers service from Osaka to Honolulu daily. When the Seattle to Osaka route begins, the airline will offer service to Osaka from two U.S. destinations. “As Seattle’s global…